Materials and Processes Research

Copper

Uses
computers, fridges, microwaves, cars, coins, power cables, electric wires, plumbing fixtures, water pipes, brass furnishings

Raw Material
Only found in small quantities around the world. Found in distorted masses and crystals. Well crystalised specimens are much sought after.

Unusual uses
Copper has been used for sculptures, and water features as it doesn’t corrode in water or air. Also it has been used to make reliefs.

Properties
It’s colour ranges from copper-red to brown. Tarnishes green, sometimes blue, brown, red or black. Second best conductor of electricity after silver. More

Unexpected Pleasures: Research

After deciding which pieces I wanted to explore, I produced three drawings:

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Design Museum Brief

The Design Museum Brief is about exploring new and unconventional materials and techniques, in which to create innovative and original design work. More

Penguin Books – Research

From my research into the typeface, Gill Sans, I found that there were and are many ways which it is used. However I particularly wanted to explore how it was used on the Penguin Books, as my main interests are in printed books, particularly cover design. I therefore decided it would be useful to conduct some more background research into Penguin Books.

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Presentation

Here is my presentation for the critique:

Creative Web Design Presentation

I have included ideas, research, initial ideas, technical considerations, and where I want to take the project. I think it has allowed me to collect all my work together, so far, in which I was able to reflect on  how all my research and ideas have progressed. While also thinking about how I can move on with the project.

19th Century Design

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Website Design Research

To start my assignment I have decided to conduct some research into website designs that inspire me. These are the following categories that we can choose to base our website designs on:

  1. Typography/ Magazine style
  2. Vintage/ Retro
  3. Hand written & Sketches
  4. Collage
  5. Patterns/ Textures/ Organic

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